Need Help with Diaper Rash

Updated on June 30, 2008
A.D. asks from Beaumont, TX
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My 3 1/2 month old has a first diaper rash but its not healing very quickly and started bleeding a little bit this morning when her daddy changed her diaper. What can I do to help her? Thanks in advance!

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I called her pediatrician today and he wants me to switch her formula. He thinks she is sensitive to her bowel movements so I switched it starting this afternoon and will have to see if it helps her rash. I'm also still letting her air dry and play without a diaper (as long as possible but hard with a 3 month old who uses the bathroom a lot) and change her about once an hour unless she's sleeping. Thanks for everyone's help. I've tried every diaper rash cream out there and nothing was helping so I agree with her pediatrician in that maybe she's sensitive to her bowel movements from this formula. Thanks again!

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K.W.

answers from Longview on

If you are giving her any juice, stop. Juice has a high amount of acids that cause diaper rash, my son did the same thing with a little bit of bleeding. I quit giving him juice and used Balmex diaper rash cream for about 4 days and it was gone. Now I only allow him to have one cup of juice a day skipping every 3rd day or so and I use the Balmex everynight just because. But the best diaper rash cream I have found is the Balmex.

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L.H.

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I recommend Dr. Smiths diaper rash cream. It is behind the counter at most pharmacies. This cream is a little pricey, however, it is liquid gold. I used this on my daughter even after she was out of diapers for rashes from not wiping properly. Also, try using a washcloth moistened with warm water. The agents in some wipes may be irritating her skin.

L.
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C.S.

answers from San Antonio on

Cornstarch is a great remedy. I learned this when my girls had horrible diaper rash. I would use my regular diaper cream and then put cornstarch on as well. It was always amazing how fast the rash disappeared.

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A.J.

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change her diaper right away when she pees or poops until it's healed, don't let her sit in it, that can make it worse. also, don't use wipes, those can hurt especially when the rash is that bad. instead, use a wet washcloth. and use a thick paste rash cream like desitin every time you change her to heal and protect her skin. if the creamy rash ointment doesn't work, try A&D brand, it has lanolin in it which is more natural and for some babies works a lot better than the creams. if it still isn't healing in a couple days, it might be a certain kind of yeast infection, in which case you will need to take her to her doctor to get a prescription ointment. good luck!

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D.C.

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A., pick up some Boiron Calendula ointment from Whole Foods. Make sure you get the ointment, not cream. Apply it liberally as many times a day as necessary (4-6, or after every changing, etc). Also, leave her diaper off for at least 10 minutes after every time you change her, air is a diaper rash's worst enemy!
These worked great for both of my kids...

god luck!!!

D.

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E.L.

answers from Corpus Christi on

Dr. Smith creame, you can find it anywhere. My son had a bad babysitter who would not change his diaper and this cream does the trick.

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S.T.

answers from Houston on

Looks like you got lots of good advice....but I recently just had this problem with my 1 year old. First of all, I did use the Arbonne cream that one person has already mentioned, which always worked before.....but this time didn't. My pedi told me to mix Maalox (as in medicine that coats your tummy when it's upset) with cornstarch (to thicken it so it will stay on the skin). This combo soothes the irritated area, so it won't hurt so bad......then on top of that use the Boudreax's Butt Paste or Desitin (anything with Zinc Oxide in it). My daughter went from having screaming matches with me every time I changed her diaper, to her old easy self. It was wonderful and the rash is almost completely gone after 3-4 days.

On a side note.....my daughter also has a yeast infection (very small red bumps), and if your daughter has that, you may want to take her to the dr to get it checked out. My pedi just told me to use Lotrimen on the area twice a day for that.

Good luck......I know how challenging diaper changing time is with a baby with a bad diaper rash!!!

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B.J.

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A.,

If it is not antibiotic-induced, (usually yeast infection, which can be treated with any otc antifungal) Dr. Smith's is the best thing that I have ever used. It is otc, but often held behind the pharmacy counter due to price. Second best, to me was Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

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J.R.

answers from Austin on

You can put Lotrimin(spelling?) on her up to twice a day. It is antifungal cream - for athletes foot. It was recommended by our Dr. It worked great on all 4 of my kids.

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S.D.

answers from Houston on

Try using Corona small animal ointment. It works wonders and you can get it from the local feed store. It's in a yellow tub with a red lid. It contains lanolin and an antiseptic. My son was suffering from a yeast-like rash for weeks in a row and the pediatrician just told me it was teething, which it was not. I finally figured out that he was allergic to Pampers diapers and wipes. I use blue shop towels for urine diapers and Huggies sensitive wipes for bowel movements and follow up with a moist shop towel. (I use shop towels b/c they are absorbent, soft, and strong.) I could not leave my son's diaper off b/c he was always going to the restroom, so I used the Corona and by the next morning it dramatically improved. We also used it on my 1.5yr old nephew when he was going through chemo and it worked great! Try it!

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M.H.

answers from Houston on

Many years ago when my children had bad diaper rashes, I would brown flour in an iron skillet. Just put all purpose flour into skillet and stir on low heat, cool and use like baby powder. Worked really well.

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S.O.

answers from San Antonio on

I tried all the creams, they do help protect the skin as long as a diaper is on...but they don't heal the rash. One of my sons would blister and bleed if I didn't change him instantly. He's very sensitive to his own BMs somehow. Anyway, my doctor prescribed a cream that they use on burn victims. It did wonders!!! But, for my other children...the only thing that truly worked was to air out their bottom. I would put a lot of cloth diapers (or towels) down on the floor or bed and lay them face down during their naptime. Their bottom is up and airing out. If they wet the towels, you just throw them in the wash after the nap...add a little vinegar for disinfecting. That bottom needs air. The creams work great for protecting against the next rash. Also, that son hated the usual creams. I had to buy the old fashioned ointment with Lanolin and NOTHING with zinc oxide. It hurt him when I put it on. That was my experience.

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S.H.

answers from Austin on

I was going to say yeast infection, but I see you answered that. :) Good Luck!

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M.F.

answers from Austin on

we use Triple Paste for the really bad ones and it has worked wonderfully! You can get it at Target & most drug stores - it's not cheap, but if you only use it when there's a rash & use cheaper ones in between, its a little easier on the pocketbook. Hope it works as well for you!

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S.P.

answers from Longview on

Hi A.,
What I have to say is a little late, but good for future reference! For now, plain corn starch powder. Once she heals, Use balmex with EVERY diaper change. I have used it on both of my girls with every diaper change and neither one of my girls ages 3 & 1 have ever had a diaper rash. No, I don't own stock in balmex, HaHa!! I just believe in prevention and this stuff has worked a miracle for me. I wipe them with a wet wipe and use a cloth diaper to dry them then apply the balmex. Especially make sure others do this when she is in their care. Just passing on what works for me! I hope she gets well quickly!!,
S.

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T.B.

answers from Austin on

I'm going to mangle the spelling, but: Boudreaux's Butt Cream. It is THE best rash ointment I've ever found. My son would scream in pain when I'd use anything on his rashes, until I found this stuff. My daughter has never known a stinging ointment.:)

For the immediant problem: plain yogurt with some live acidophilous mixed in and apply directly to rump. It's cool and soothing, and it heals a bleeding rash in no time. It's mainly for yeast, but will heal just about any other diaper rash too. My daughter calms right down when her behind is rash-raw and I put this mixture on. Obviously, store in the fridge. It's a little messy and a pain to grab the baby, stuff, THEN go change the diaper, but it's worth it.

Good luck!

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T.D.

answers from Houston on

I have 2 babies with very sensitive skin and have found a great cure for diaper rash. When my babies have any inkling of a rash I put baking soda in their bath water and the next morning it is gone. I too have experienced their bottoms being so sore that bleeding occurred and the baking soda really helps heal it quickly. Because the case is so severe right now, you may need to put baking soda in her bath for several nights. And let her sit in the baking soda laced bath water longer than she normally would in a regular bath. You can also make a paste with the baking soda and apply it diretly to the site, leaving it over night. We buy the large boxes of baking soda in our house because we use in the bath so much.

Also, our diaper rashes have decreased significantly after I started putting Papmpers Baby Dry diapers on my kids at night. We call them our "night time diapers" and they work great to keep the area drier when they are sleeping through the night. When the diaper rash gets really bad, I put the night time diapers on them during the day too, until it heals. I have also started using Desitin's Overnight Relief diaper rash ointment at night when there are signs a diaper rash may be brewing and it typically stops it from advancing quickly.

Hope this helps.

T. D

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B.K.

answers from Austin on

My mom worked in a hospital for years and she swears by Mytrex it is a prescription. If you have not tried this call you pediatrition and ask if he can get you some. My cousin uses it for her baby also. Hope this helps you. B.

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C.W.

answers from Houston on

My son has very sensitive skin so I have been dealing with diaper rashes since he was 6 weeks! The best diaper cream is: Dr. Smiths. It's a little pricey but it's worth it! You can typically find it all Walgreens, Targe, or Kroger. I have never seen it at Walmart. If this doesn't work then try hydrocortizon cream. I will recommend not to use any wipes until the rash is gone. There are chemicals in wipes that can irritate the rash even more. Just use damp paper towels and pat don't wipe! If you use the diaper creams for a 3 or 4 days and don't see any improvement she may have a yeast infection. Which it's best to get a prescription from the pediatrician for that. You can use the anti-fungal foot cream for yeast infections though...

Good luck!

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A.C.

answers from Houston on

A.,

Definitely try DR. SMITH'S or TRIPLE PASTE. These are wonderful. They are available over the counter. Also, the advice to just use water and a soft cloth is good. Sometimes the chemicals in the wipes seem to sting their bottoms when it is raw, and make sure the sores are as dry as you can get them before putting the cream on.
God bless,
A.

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I.H.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi A.,

Since she is bleeding whenever you change her diaper instead of wiping with a wipe wash her bottom w/warm soapy water and let her skin dry up. If she does poop then do wipe with wipe and then wash her bottom. Once the skin is dry put some Dr. Smith or Butt Paste rash cream. You can find either one OTC. These two work real good and really fast. Then sprinkle some cornstarch just like you would with baby powder. This will help obsorb the moisture when she pees. Well, hope these tips help you.

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T.K.

answers from Houston on

A.,

Try using a littly neosporin on the really bad areas that are bleeding. My son had the same problem, I found tha Dr. Smith's paste for diaper rash is the best. It really clears up and prevents diaper rash. When your baby starts to teeth she may experience extreme diaper rash. Also, what are you eating or drinking if you are breast feeding? Orange juice is very acidic and can cause this skin burning diaper rash.

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J.F.

answers from Houston on

I don't know if I'm repeating this but I use LANSINOH WIPES that I can only find at Target (in a lavender soft pack). They are EXTREMELY SOFT and contain LANOLIN in them. I liked them better than the Pampers sensitive wipes!!! We use the Huggies in the burgandy box and those wipes. There were a couple of times that we tried other brands of wipes and diapers and she immediately began to turn raw with the use of them so we switched back to what has worked the best. Since I have used the Lansinoh wipes exclusively with my second child, she has never had a diaper rash and I highly recommend them. Even if you don't use the huggies, buy the LANSINOH WIPES!

Good Luck and God Bless!

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E.M.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi A., have you ever tried Dr Smith ointment? Ever since I had my first I used Dr Smith ointment. It is a little pricey but well worth it. You can find it over the counter at HEB.

Best wishes,
Elisa

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T.S.

answers from Austin on

I use A&D with zinc, it seems to be a miracle with diaper rashes.

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S.W.

answers from Houston on

Try putting your baby in cloth diapers (at least at night). I have a set of 12 if you would like them. They are from One Step Ahead and have washable velcro covers. They are in prestine condition. Cloth diapers will allow your baby's bottom to breathe. Also be sure and bathe her more often. Try putting some epson salt in her bath. Hope this helps!

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A.R.

answers from Houston on

ARBONNE makes an amazing ointment for babies bums that really works! I can help you get your hands on some if you like. Just msg me back...
Good Luck,
A.

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T.R.

answers from San Antonio on

I have used lots of things for diaper rash and I have notice that if you use the same product for too long it does not work as well. Another thing you might want to do is take her to her doctor because my daughter had the same thing when she was about that age and it got really bad. When I took her in he said she had a yeast infection (which is normal for babys so he said). He gave me really good cream samples and within that day it was gone. Also I know it is very painful for the baby so it will take a little extra work on your part but when you change her get a wash cloth with warm water and clean her with that instead of a wipe. The wipe will sting real bad!!!! Normally I will get the wash cloth and a little bowl of water and just rinse her bottom. But over the counter products for now I have used Dr. Smith, A+D® Zinc Oxide Cream, and for some reason if I apply Desitine Cream when she goes to bed (it is really thick and smells really mediciny) when I wake up in the morning to change her diaper most if not all of it has cleared up. Well good luck!!! I hope this helped you!

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B.B.

answers from Houston on

Have you tried Arbonne Baby Diaper Cream? I have received numerous testimonials (pediatricians too) on the products.
Contact me if you are interested and I can send you a free sample.
B. Brothers
Independent Consultant
Arbonne International
[email protected]____.com

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T.W.

answers from Austin on

The only thing I used and still do on rashes and little cuts is Auqapore.( I spelled that wrong)You can get it at Walgreens or Target. Comes in a tub with a blue lid. It looks like jelly but has the healing power of a doctor. I swear by it.

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J.B.

answers from Houston on

I see you have several responses but I just wanted to mention what I use on my little boy. It is called Caldasene powder. It comes in a pink bottle and you can get it at walgreens and CVS. It is awesome. I never wanted to use powder due to advice that it could be harmful to a baby's respitory system. However when my son had a diaper rash and the cream just wasn't getting the job done I asked my mother in law who had five babies and she recommended it to me. What I do is I turn slightly away from my baby's face and put the powder directly on the diaper, close it up, and then diaper my son; this prevents a big puff of powder for him to breathe. It took care of his rash very quickly and now I just put it on him at night and in 10 months he has only had one diaper rash. Good luck with whatever you choose! :)

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K.K.

answers from Houston on

I agree w/ those who recommended Dr. Smith's ointment - I think all parents of babies should keep it on hand - it works miracles, and fast!!! It also helps prevent rashes when babies are prone to getting them, it protects their skin.

Good luck,

Kim

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J.W.

answers from Houston on

A., she could have a fungal infection diaper rash like thrush.
This is difficult to clear and the best thing is to use an anti-fungal cream, rub that in and then apply a mix of cortisone + aqueous cream (which your clinic or pharmacist will mix up for you) and finally, zinc ointment (Bum Cream).
Try also letting your baby kick around without a nappy on for periods of time - fresh air works wonders too.

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T.E.

answers from Houston on

Aquafor. It is made by Eucerin loton company.
It has a vasoline like consistency and I have neighbors w/ little ones that swear by it.
I would certainly check w/ your Dr. because your baby is so young.
Good Luck.

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V.H.

answers from Houston on

When my twins were babies, they kept getting the rash that would not go away. We tried every formula on the market and nothing worked. Finally the pediatrician told me to try this remedy: mix Lotrimin AF (athlete's foot) ointment with zinc oxide ointment. Just mix equal parts and rub on the irritated spots. Slather it on. This is good for any rash. The rash cleared up and we went back on our regular brand of formula. (I bought the largest size tubes and mixed them in a container and kept it in the diaper bag....the first sign of irritation, we started the cream.)

Another tip from the pediatrician as well as my ob/gyn. For chapped lips, mosquito bites, ant bites, zits, and best of all fever blisters-------use Preperation H ointment. It will take the red out and stops the swelling. It heals fever blisters fast too. It will reduce puffy eyes after a crying spell. This is my wonder ointment. I have never used it for its intended purpose. My kids call it the "special medicine". Good luck!

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D.R.

answers from Houston on

Bag Balm will take care of both problem. Buy it at most Drug stores. It really works. I used Renew lotion to prevent further problems

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K.H.

answers from Austin on

Both of my kids have sensitive skin -- to the point that they get chemical burns from disposable diapers. We ended up switching to cloth after my daughter had a red bottom and rash for over three months. It wasn't yeast, or a 'regular' diaper rash - it was chemical burns. There is a powdered chemical in disposable dipes that, when mixed with urine, becomes a gel. This chemical reaction can get quite warm...

We have, at times, struggled with regular diaper rashes from not changing them often enough. A nurse friend of mine told me to take 1)Anti-Fungal (Lotrimin) 2) Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin) and 3)topical Steroid cream (Cortaid) - mix equal parts of each and apply. This has kicked every rash we've had, even the really bad ones, in less than two days.

HTH
K., mama to
Catherine, 4.5y
Samuel, 16m

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S.A.

answers from Austin on

Use A & D or the generic. I use Target brand. My son's diaper rash gets worse with products that contain zinc oxide. A and D is just vaseline with lanolin. If you breatsfeed, lanolin is the same ingredient that is used to help sore nipples.

Ointments seems to be better than creams in general. I think most creams have zinc oxide.

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T.W.

answers from Houston on

Hey the best natural thing to heal a diaper rash and it works really good is Corn Starch. Use it after every diaper change like you would use powder and you will see a difference in a day or so.

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J.B.

answers from Houston on

Let her booty air out. Lay down some towels and let her play naked on them a couple of times a day. I would also let her soak in a warm bath a few times a day. They both worked wonders for our daughter. Good luck!

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L.D.

answers from San Antonio on

Neosporin or a triple antibiotic works wonderfully. That is what I used on my daughter

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A.B.

answers from Houston on

Vaseline. It works every time!

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C.C.

answers from El Paso on

Zinc oxide ointment will clear it up. Once it IS clear, use corn starch as a baby powder after every diaper change, and it will keep it away. Cheap, and it works!

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A.M.

answers from Austin on

Hello A.,

I was in your shoes with my baby. She would have the worst diaper rashes I would use balmex you can buy this anywhere and boy the diaper rashes would clear in no time flat. Plus my baby would stop crying when I would apply it to her bottom.
Good Luck I hope this helps.

A.

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L.C.

answers from El Paso on

hi
each time u change the baby put vaseline on her bottom and change her more often as possible, check her diaper more fequently. pls do not wipe her bottom pot it clean with wet cotton. There is alcohol in the wipes that is not kind to the skin especially now is broken.

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S.M.

answers from Austin on

Try breaking open vitamin E capsules and rubbing them on the diaper rash. I would normally just use remedies like Balmex, but if a rash was really bad, the Vitamin E capsules worked wonders.

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J.R.

answers from Houston on

Try adding an antifungal cream to your diaper cream! Most diaper rashes are a form of yeast infections.

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V.O.

answers from Austin on

vaseline works wonders (and very quickly)...i never use any diaper rash cream bc it works so well

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S.M.

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Use a warm rag when you wipe her. It won't hurt as bad as the cold wipes. Of course, keep her as dry as possible and use Baby Butt Paste or if you don't want to spend that much $$ use Desitin. If you can, let her air out between diaper changes. Just lay her on a towel in case she goes to the bathroom. Good luck!!-S.

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B.S.

answers from Beaumont on

There has never been a better diaper rash medication than Balmex, so run to your nearest pharmacy and grab some up she will be clear within 24 hours then use it regularly to keep that nasty rash away. B. Mother of 3 Granmother of 10

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L.U.

answers from Austin on

Dr. Smith's Ointment! it is the only thing to use. A little expensive but worth every penny. Bleeding diaper rash will be gone the next day. You can get it at Walmart or HEB. It used to only be available behind the pharmacy counter but now it is by the diaper rash ointments.

Blessings,
L.

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M.A.

answers from Austin on

Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment.
I don't know what to do about the bleeding, but my daughter used to get diaper rash when we used some of the more inexpensive diaper rash creams, but the diaper rash went away quickly and we never saw it again once we started using Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment.

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M.S.

answers from College Station on

If it is a yeast infection, you can use the over the counter cream for jock itch or vagisil. They both work. Usually the rash has white dots that look like pimples kind of.

If it is just a regular diaper rash and it may be b/c baby skin is so sensitive, you can also use pure aloe vera either the real plant or in a bottle--just make sure it doesn't have any alcohol in it! It is great for burns. Then you should put something as a protective barrier for when they continue to wet/dirty themselves. You can use vaseline or boudreau's butt paste. Those are my favorites. I have tried lots of things, including Desitin which didn't work for us. I have currently used the butt paste and it has worked well for my son.

Blessings,
M.
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D.R.

answers from Houston on

I will make this as short and sweet as possible. I seem to ramble on in these sometimes.

My first daughter had a diaper rash for the first couple months and we could not figure out what it was. I was insane crazey and could smell a wet or poopy diaper in a millisecond. So her diaper was always dry and clean. I took her stool sample to the lab in Mexico and found out that she was Lactose intolerant. I changed to lactose free formula and since live on Lactose free milk in the house. It fixed the diaper rash problem.

Good luck. And one more suggestion is to wash her little but with clean water, keep her diaper off as long as possible to let her little butt dry out and get some good old fashioned air.

Good luck again.

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B.L.

answers from Odessa on

Clean the rash with a cotton ball soaked in baby oil, then apply vaseline. EVERY diaper change until rash is gone!

Got this out of Parenting Magazine and it works wonders on my son! He is allergic to perfumes and when I use LUVS brand diapers on him he breaks out on his bottom, this cleared up a rash that had been pestering him for weeks!

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D.L.

answers from Beaumont on

If you can find Dr. Smiths diaper rash medicine it is real good. I found it at Market Basket stores. Corn starch will help alot.
God Bless You D.

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E.E.

answers from Austin on

You should take her to the dr. She might have a yeast or fungal infection. My son had fungal infection type diaper rash all the time, I tried everything, finally we had to use lotrimin, at drs suggestion, and it would clear up quickly. With my daughter we use Lansinoh diaper rash ointment every time we change a diaper, it is wonderful.

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D.B.

answers from Houston on

1. Change those diapers as soon as possible and watch to make sure she is not sensitive to the diaper as well.

2. Keep it clean, if it is a really messy diaper, Use the water rinse method more than the baby wipes. They can be abrasive on their super sensitive skin. I like to take a warm wash cloth and run soda warm water with baking soda in it, over them and just let the diaper catch it. I always worried about them getting a chill by bathing too often at 3 months.

3. After they are dry, use the browned flour method below.

We had the same issue with one of our twins and went to the doctor yesterday. He suggested we get some of the yeast infection meds used for yeast infection for our daughter and just apply it topically as an ointment. The ointment was $14. I instead used an old remedy my great grandmother gave me several years ago. Take plain flour (not self rising) and put it in a non-teflon pan. Brown it until it is medium brown and then sift so it is very fine. Sprinkle liberally in her diaper. I have no idea what makes it work so well, but we had two spots ready to bleed yesterday and today, they are clearing up nicely!!! Use the flour any time they start to get a little red and it will almost always be gone by the next couple of diapers or so. We had forgotten about the flour thing until I spoke to my Grandmother and she reminded me about it on the way home from the Doctor. We had already been using A&D and Desitin and it was not working for us very well at all.

Also, if your little one can have yogurt, she might try a little of that, but I would check with your doctor first to make sure the yogurt is ok at her age.

Good luck!

By the way, the flour remedy I have used with my other three and have had absolutely wonderful luck with it. It is super cheap and works much better in my opinion than the other expensive ointments and creams that can be purchased out there. It may be a little smelly and after a wet diaper will often make a little dough ball, but you cannot really use too much and it is as safe.

Mom to 5 - 22yo son, 15 and 15 yo daughters and 1 yo twins girls.

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M.F.

answers from El Paso on

First of all, make sure it is not a yeast infection - probably need to see Dr. for that. It may just need air and no moist coverings - like Desitin. Let her go without a diaper - just one under her, and try baby powder with cornstarch for several days. Diaper only at night -- good luck!
A nana and M. - M. F.

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B.C.

answers from Beaumont on

My son suffered from horrible diaper rash when he was little. We tried everything! Airing out helped a lot. But someone told me to play around with the different types of diapers and diaper rash creams as well. For my son, he did better in Luvs and the only cream that worked was a Johnson and Johnson's that I don't think they make any more. So change the brand of diapers and see if that helps and use all the different creams until you find the one that works with your baby's skin. I hope she gets better soon!

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H.P.

answers from Houston on

Are you sure that it's a diaper rash and not a yeast infection? Take her to the pedi first because treatments are vastly different, and you don't want her to suffer with this longer than she has to. Cleaning it and applying corn starch might offer a bit of comfort.

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J.F.

answers from El Paso on

I have 3 boys and believe it or not but what works good is Malox, the stomach stuff. it will help clear it up and cover so she doesn't cry when she uses the bathroom. Balmex works ok and Arbonne diaper rash cream (have to order it not in stores) works the best.

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L.R.

answers from Houston on

My sister swears by Miracle Skin Salve http://www.beeyoutiful.com/goodness/product_info.php/prod...
It has been the only thing that really works for her...
I don't think it's available in stores so I guess this may not be a quick enough solution for this time but I would highly suggest it! She also loves their SuperMom vitamins and the BerryWell syrup. Anyway, check out the site and hope your baby's bottom feels better quickly!!

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C.B.

answers from Houston on

try an amazing product called "butt paste". you can find at wal-mt or most drug stores. when my little boys had a bad rash i would clean area well, pat dry, apply this butt paste, then apply ammens medicated powder, as this helps the paste stay on bottem, and heals as well, and don't burn, as i tried and used this method on myself !!!!! give it a try. hope it works for you. C. baughman

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T.R.

answers from College Station on

this may have already been suggested...sorry if i am repeating. i have two boys and have "had" many many other babies in my care that are in diapers (i own and work over 50 hours a week in a licensed day care center). i have tried many many brands of diaper cream BUT for "curing" a diaper rash, the only one i can suggest is Dr. Smith's Diaper Cream. it is usually sold only in the pharmacy area and maybe even in the pharmacy (though not a presciption). there are many creams great at preventing a rash (even like equate brand) but dr. smith's is the only one i have at my center. very very rarely do we ever have a case of diaper rash and usually a child will come in on monday with one and we use the dr. smith's and clear it up/heal it pronto. it is a little pricey but well worth it.

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P.P.

answers from San Antonio on

Gold Bond Medicated Powder. I know there is lots of EWWW don't use powder on babies and all that, Hey, My Mom used powder on me and I didn't die. I give Gold bond to all my gf's who have babies and I tell them, there will be a day when your baby gets a diaper rash from HE** and you will be at your wits end! About 2 or 3 doses of this and the baby will be fine!
Good Luck!
Pen

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N.R.

answers from Houston on

Stop using baby wipes while she has the rash and instead use a damp cloth to clean her bottom (no soap, use water only). Those thin, little baby washcloths work great for this purpose. Then apply Aquaphor. You can find it at any drug store. My pediatrician highly recommends it and it has worked very well for my daughter. Once the rash clears up you can go back to using the gentle baby wipes.

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S.E.

answers from Austin on

if its bleeding its more than diaper rash, its most like;ly yeast. there are many yeast remedies out there.
Sam Evans LM CPM

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F.G.

answers from Austin on

There's actually a nipple cream that does wonders on diaper rash. It's an olive oil based organic nipple cream called MotherLove Brand Nipple Cream. A tiny jar costs 9 dollars, but it goes a really LONG way! I used it when I had my first baby for my nipples and for diaper rash, and I never ran out at all! This stuff is a miracle worker. I found it at a store in Austin called Special Addition, but they also have it online. Also, for your babies bottom (until you get the cream) try letting her run around naked without a diaper so the moisture will dry and her skin can heal. Also, when you give her a bath, give her an oatmeal bath. That stuff did wonders for my baby. She had diarrhea problems, and got a sore bottom every so often in her first year. The oatmeal bath, letting her run free, and the nipple cream should have her healing within the day. Goodluck!

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T.J.

answers from Houston on

If it is not healing you will need to take her to the doctor. What I have done with my kids when they were little I have washed them with water every time I changed diapers, and dry it very well and then put desitin to prevent from rush. In your actual situation I would wash your baby with water, dry it very well, put desitin and leave it like that without diaper as many hours you can. It helps.

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K.T.

answers from Houston on

My daughter uses Bueadreaux's Butt Paste on her daughter and it seems to work really well. My aunt who is a registered nurse recommended it to her. You can get it at Wal-Mart and it is inexpensive and well worth a try. Hope it works for you.

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D.M.

answers from San Antonio on

dr. smiths works great

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M.F.

answers from Austin on

A.,

My first had really bad diaper rash, but I don't think it was quite as bad as you're experiencing.

I agree with the advice on letting air get to it as much as possible, or at least make sure that her bottom is totally dry before you put her diaper back on. I'd also recommend changing baby wipes, or using plain water to clean her when you change her.

As far as treatments, we tried many different remedies, from corn starch to bag balm (bought that at a feed store - and it actually helped), and even the prescription "Happy Heine" (that didn't put a dent in her rash). My husband found some stuff online, called Pinxav (pronounced "Pink-Salve" - www.pinxav.com). It worked miracles, and we've been using it ever since!

Good luck, and congratulations on your precious little girl!
M.

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R.W.

answers from Corpus Christi on

Do not use wipes....use a warm wet cloth. Use Dr. Smith's ointment (over the counter), or something called Lantaseptic cream. It will heal overnight. Make sure to change her as soon as she is wet or dirty, because urine eats at the skin. The ointment is thick and very sticky so use alot of it. It provides a barrier between her precious skin and her waste. Hope this helps!!!!!!!

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K.H.

answers from Austin on

Jock itch cream. My daughter had a rash that wouldnt go away. Took her to the dr. they didnt label it a yeast infection...just a infection-go figure- the jock itch cream cleared it up. Give it a couple of days.

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N.G.

answers from San Antonio on

Lasinoh brand diaper rash cream is the best. Better than Dr. Smiths it has pure lanolin the kind you use on your nipples when you breastfeed. Which promotes healing then two other ingredients Zinc oxide (dr. smiths) and something else. This is a miracle cream!

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B.A.

answers from San Antonio on

Dr. smiths ointment. miracle cream! I am soooo not kidding.

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S.H.

answers from Houston on

Dear A.--My advice is what finally worked for my daughter 30 years ago. She was about your daughter's age, and she had a diaper rash that wouldn't quit, no matter what creams, lotions or powders we put on her. My doctor had advised me to let her sleep without a diaper (as risky as that is!!!) for long periods. Allowing the rash exposure to the open air will dry it up. (From what I understand, one of the reasons that the diaper area is so hard to clear up is that it's always damp.)

In addition, when the rash goes away, you might try Dr. Smith's ointment. It is a white paste, and it protects the skin from the moisture.

Hope this helps.

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L.B.

answers from Odessa on

If you have any breastmilk, it clears it up quick. I use Resinol now that I'm out of breastmilk. Resinol has Calamine, Corn Starch, Lanolin and Zinc Oxide. It's really great.

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A.B.

answers from Odessa on

A nurse told me to pour alot of baking soda in a bathtub and stir it around then set the baby in it and let her play in the bath water as long as she will stay. I saw a dramatic improvement by the next bathtime and within a couple of days he was completely healed.

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D.H.

answers from San Antonio on

Hey A.,

I have 2 girls, one 10 and one 8. With both girls I used "Dr Smiths" and every now again still have to use it with my girls when the hot summer hits and sweating will get to that area and make it raw.

I cannot tell you how awesome this product has been. Now the other thing is, could your daughter be allergic to the diapers your using? We once changed when she changed sizes and broke out pretty bad.

Good Luck new mom.

Debra

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M.I.

answers from San Antonio on

Hello, I'm a mom of two little girls and both my girls have suffered from severe diaper rash in the past. I agree with those that said you may want to try a different brand of diapers. I know several kids that have had rashes due to the chemicals used in some brands. We found that the HEB diapers work great for both of mine but they broke out from pampers. I also found a great wellness company that offers two amazing products for diaper rash. They offer a wonderful lotion that can be used for normal cases and they also have a fungal creme for more severe cases. If my girls get diaper rash now it is usually gone within a day!! This company also offers many other everyday products that are safer and healthier for your family then many store brands. You have probably been seeing on the news all the reports about the toxins in our products and we have found a great alternative to keep our family safe. Did you know that many baby shampoos contain an ingrediant called quaternium 15 which is a formaldehyde releaser linked to cancer! As a mom, I'm passionate about sharing the dangers with other parents because I'm so thankful that I was informed when me girls were still young. If you want more information visit www.livetotalwellnes.com/freedom
Hope your little ones rash clears up soon!
M.

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J.E.

answers from Killeen on

I worked in a pharmacy preparing prescriptions for many years and many doctors wrote precriptions for ointments and creams in which we mixed. Most commonly used was 'happy heinie', which the local dr in our area mixed of all over the counteer ingredient. The key ingredient was called 'Tincture of Benzoin" which is just a water proof drying agent for the skin which hospitals use. After having my own kids, i actually now mix my own cream using this along with other ingredients. The other ingredients are based upon what i believe to be the cause of the rash... whether fungal, or so forth. You can even mix it with Desitin or even generic creams and it works wonders. I usually use the original desitin as a base (even if adding a 3rd ingredient)because i have found it to be the only one that is thick enough to not become watery with the added ingredient. You can get the Tincture of Benzoin at Walmart but will usually have to request it at the pharmacy counter for a special order which they can get over night!

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E.G.

answers from Austin on

I had the same problem with my son, I also have five children. Using Corn Starch is a very good old method. My son cleared up really fast. Hopefully this will work for your daughter, it wont affect her in any way, trust me she will cure up some in hours.

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L.B.

answers from El Paso on

Instead of diaper rash cream use corn starch. When changing the diaper let it air out a bit so it isnt moist then sprinkly on plenty of corn starch and then close the diaper. I thought it was crazy til another mom told me about it and it works!

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M.R.

answers from San Antonio on

I used Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream on my babies. It is thick like vaseline but so much healthier and it has beeswax. It helps keep the wetness away from the baby's bottom so it helps heal the diaper rash. Any wetness beads up on the area where you applied the cream. It's not expensive and works quickly. It's in a tube so that it squeezes out for application to avoid bacteria from our fingers or other areas where we have touched it. Anything in a open jar will keep bacteria from our fingertips. If you're interested, email me at [email protected]____.com or my website www.marykay.com/M.. Be happy to offer you free delivery today and free shipping if you are not in the San Antonio area. My phone number is on my website also. Good Luck with your bundle of joy.

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S.Y.

answers from Austin on

Since the rash has started bleeding, don't put anything medicated on it. It will hurt her (and boy will she let you know it).

If you have the ability to provide some constant attention, then the quickest way to get rid of the rash is to take her diaper off. That's right... totally "nudie". That means, though, that you really have to be on top of things. Her sheets are going to need constant changing, her clothes, etc. Don't let anything stay wet or dirty for any length of time at all.

If and when she does soil herself, put her in a bath-tub or some type of container with a little water and gently splash the water onto her bottom and other exposed area(s). Blot her dry. Don't rub or wipe the area with washcloths or other types of clothes.

See if it helps.

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M.D.

answers from Longview on

I had the same troubles. A few things that I use are

1. Dr. Smiths Diaper rash cream - It is wonderful
2. Lansinoh (the cream for breastfeeding moms) mixed with a little bit of neosporin for the sores. mix in your hand and smear over.
3. Airing out! the times my son was the worst, he slept without a diaper and I just laid him on a cloth diaper and placed another cloth diaper on top like a bottom blanket instead of wearing a disposable diaper.

Now that he is two, he still gets that diaper rash occasional, but I have been able to figure out why and stop it before hand. His bottom gets bright red and bleeds when he eats something he is allergic to. The other reason his diaper rash didn't heal fast was because he was teething. In those times, I used the methods above and waiting out the teething.

We tried several brands of disposable diapers, before we found one that he didn't get diaper rash with. My doctor also gave me a recipe for homeade wipes because of his sensative skin.
Take a roll of papertowels, cut in half. Place in 2 quart rubbermaid. Mix 2 cups water, 2 Tablespoons mineral oil and 2 tablespoons baby oil. Pour over papertowels. close and let soak up. They are now ready to use.

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A.P.

answers from San Antonio on

Get a prescription from the dr. for Silvadene, it is a ointment that they use for burn victims. My dr. gave it to my for my daughter when she was an infant and I still use it when I need to and she is almost 3 and potty-trained. It is the best and inexpensive! I have used it on myself when I have gotten burned too.

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S.S.

answers from Houston on

I have tried every product on the shelf. I now use Vasoline. Yes, this gooey stuff works wonders!!!

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S.W.

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Triple Paste every diaper change

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